Postdoctoral Fellow

The History of Medicine Group within the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich, led by Professor Flurin Condrau, seeks to appoint a

postdoctoral fellow

FTE, competitive salary based on experience) for a period of three years, to start as soon as possible but no later than 1 September 2021.

The Institute is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit located within the Faculty of Medicine with close ties to the local History Department at the University of Zurich and the Center for the History of Knowledge at the ETH and the University of Zurich. The history of medicine group is rooted in a rich history of research and engagement in the history of medicine and builds on its former chair Erwin H. Ackerknecht's legacy of a research-active environment for medical history within a medical environment.

The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland. As a member of the "League of European Research Universities" (LERU) and the "Universitas 21" (U21) network, the University of Zurich belongs to Europe's most prestigious research institutions. It is committed to promoting diversity, fostering dialogue, and advancing interdisciplinary work.

Your responsibilities
The appointee will work closely with members of the group and contribute to the intellectual life of the unit. You will have ample time to pursue their research and will be expected to apply for fellowships and grants during their tenure. Postdoctoral fellows' responsibilities also include contributing to the delivery of teaching at all levels (usually no more than one course unit per semester in collaboration with other group members).

Your profile
We welcome applications from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of medicine, in any region of the world, with preference for projects that focus on the recent history of medicine and make strong connections with issues of contemporary relevance. We particularly welcome applications from women and minority scholars. German language skills are not required but an interest in improving German language proficiency is highly desired. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship.

The appointment is for three years with potential for extension by another three years. Applicants must have defended their doctoral degree within the last five years. Closing date for applications is 16 April 2021.

What we offer
We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Start of employment: 1 September 2021

University of Zurich
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Further information: Prof. Flurin Condrau,